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Staying green on the white stuff

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of the outdoor recreation industry, one Colorado ski-gear company is making it a goal to offer the most eco-friendly, high-performance skis …
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Kristine Otero is a member of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop.

Woman’s writing gives insight into world of combat service

A slim volume called “Still Coming Home,” an anthology of written works by local military veterans, grew out of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop, which started in 2014. It was inspired by …

Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener

Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad …
Thornton resident Charlie Sampson will be inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame this May.

Thornton bull rider to be inducted into hall of fame

Charlie Sampson, of Thorton, will be inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame in May. The Bull Riding Hall of Fame recognizes and commemorates the legends of the sport. The fifth annual induction …
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People, not statistics, are the story

It is easy to stay a step removed from the magnitude of the horror of the Holocaust by falling back on the anonymity of statistics. But it is by telling their stories that we reconnect to the …

Local Author Connie Shoemaker, past director of Spring International Language Institute at ACC, has published a book, “Taste the Sweetness Later” about two Muslim women who emigrated to Littleton.

Book shares American journey of two Muslim women

Connie Shoemaker, one of the founders of Spring International Language Center at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, first connected with Muslim women while teaching at American University in …
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Time and temperature lines date back to the early 20th century, and reflected increasing urbanization and industrialization, said Jim Hebbeln, a volunteer with the Telecommunication History Group.

Yes, you can still call for the time and temperature

When was the last time you picked up the phone and called to hear the time and temperature? If you’re a Denver-area old-timer, you might remember dialing 303-844-4444 to hear the phone company’s …

Two theaters stage unflinching plays

The Aurora Fox is presenting “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, while Curious Theatre stages “Gloria” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. Both playwrights are …
Actor/scholar Becky Stone will portray American poet and author Maya Angelou at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bemis Library, a Colorado humanities program.
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Maya Angelou’s story to be shared by actor, scholar

Actor and scholar Becky Stone will portray American poet and author Maya Angelou (1929-2014) at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Presented by Colorado Humanities as …
Alex Hatch pictured in London while visiting the Warner Bros. studio where Harry Potter scenes were filmed.

The magic touch of Harry Potter

Trivia nights. Beer festivals. Running clubs. Theme parks. Symphony concerts. Quidditch teams. All are present-day examples of groups and activities inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter in …

Cast members in Colorado Ballet’s “Wizard of Oz,” running through Feb. 10.

‘Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Colorado Ballet shows

As a forward to his original “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” published in May 1900, L. Frank Baum wrote: “A time for a newer set of wonder tales ... without stereotypic genie, dwarf and fairies …
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Foothills Art Center highlighting local talent pool

For most artists, there’s nothing about them outwardly that gives them away. You might never realize how creative a person is until you see their name next to a piece on a gallery wall. Shining a …
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Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 …
Painting by Delia Leonard of Littleton High School is included in the Littleton Public Schools K12 Student Art Show at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC through Feb. 5.
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Student art lines walls of gallery at college

The Annual Littleton Public Schools K-12 Student Art Show runs Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, in the Annex, Littleton Campus. The campus is at …
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Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …

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Event marks 50 years for Denver Audubon

Denver Audubon celebrates — and reflects on — its first 50 years at an event on Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barn at Raccooon Creek, 7301 W. Bowles Ave., just west of Littleton. In …
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